2021 Annual Data

The 2021 General Aviation Aircraft Shipments and Billings, when compared to 2020, realized increases all aircraft types. The preliminary aircraft deliveries were valued at $25.2 billion, an increase of 10.2%.

Airplane shipments in 2021, when compared to 2020, saw piston airplane deliveries increase 5.5%, with 1,393 units; turboprop airplane deliveries increase 19.0%, with 527 units; and business jet deliveries increase 10.2%, with 710 units. The preliminary value of airplane deliveries for 2021 was $21.6 billion, an increase of approximately 7.6%.

Piston helicopter deliveries for 2021, when compared to 2020, saw an increase of 27.5%, with 181 units; and civil-commercial turbine helicopter (*) increased 19.8%, with 860 units.  The value of helicopter deliveries for 2021 was $4.2 billion, an increase of 22.6%.

The complete 2021 Billings and Shipments Report can be found HERE.

2021 Market Overview and Historical Data

GAMA gathers aircraft shipment data from 39 manufacturers. A detailed overview of these statistics is available in Chapter One of this data book. The report also contains detailed aircraft registry data from 47 countries, representing the vast majority of the market for general aviation aircraft deliveries.

Chapter 1: General Aviation Shipments and Billings 
1.1 – GA Airplane Shipments and Billings, 1994 – 2020 (Historical Shipments and Billings in Excel)
1.2 – Airplane Shipments Shipments by Delivery Region and Type of Airplane Manufactured Worldwide (2007-2021 Shipments by Geographic Region and Type; 2022-02-21)
1.3 – Shipments by Manufacturer Make and Model (Coming Soon)

1.4 – U.S. Manufactured GA Airplane Shipments by Type, 1947 – 2020 (US Shipments and Billings in Excel)
1.5 – U.S. Manufactured GA Airplane Billings by Type, 2000 – 2021 (Coming Soon)
1.6 – U.S. Manufactured GA Airplane Exports by Type and Billings, 2000 – 2021 (Coming Soon)
1.7 – European-Manufactured GA Airplane Shipments by Type,  2008 – 2021 (Coming Soon)
Chapter 2: Canada and U.S. General Aviation Fleet, Flight Activity and Forecast
2.1 – Canada—Registered Aircraft by Type and Weight Group, 1990-2020 (Canada in Excel)

2.2 – Active U.S. GA & On-Demand Part 135 Aircraft by Primary Use and Aircraft Type (2020 Coming Soon)
2.3 – U.S. GA &On-Demand Part 135 Total Hours Flown by Use and Aircraft Type (Coming Soon)
2.4 – Active U.S. GA & On-Demand Part 135 Aircraft by Type and Forecast (Coming Soon)
2.5 – U.S. GA & On-Demand Part 135 Estimated Hours Flown by Type and Forecast (Coming Soon)
2.6 – Active U.S. GA & On-Demand FAR Part 135 Average Hours Flown Per Aircraft by Year (Coming Soon)
2.7 – U.S. Experimental Aircraft Fleet and Flight Hours (Coming Soon)
2.8 – U.S. GA Fuel Consumption (Coming Soon)
2.9 – Average Age of Registered U.S. GA Fleet (Coming Soon)
2.10 – U.S. GA Operations at FAA & Contract Towers, & En Route & TRACON Facilities (Coming Soon)

Chapter 3: European Fleet Data (Coming Soon)
3.0 – EU Fleet Overview Data – Select Countries in Standardised Survey Format for 2019-2020
3.1 – Austria: Number of Aircraft by Type (2018-2020 Austria)
3.2 – Belgium (2018-2021 Belgium; 2022-02-14)
3.3 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
3.4 – Bulgaria
3.5 – Croatia (2018-2021 Croatia; 2022-03-05)
3.6 – Cyprus
3.7 – Czech Republic
3.8 – Denmark
3.9 – Estonia (2018-2021 Estonia; 2022-02-14)
3.10 – Finland
3.11 – France
3.12 – Georgia
3.13 – Germany
3.14 – Guernsey
3.15 – Greece
3.16 – Hungary (2018-2021 Hungary; 2022-02-14)
3.17 – Iceland (2018-2021 Iceland; 2022-03-05)
3.18 – Ireland (2018-2021 Republic of Ireland; 2022-03-05)
3.19 – Isle of Man (2019-2021 Isle of Man; 2022-03-05)
3.20 – Italy: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.21 – Latvia (2018-2021 Latvia; 2022-02-14)
3.22 – Lithuania
3.23 – Liechtenstein
3.24 – Luxembourg (2018-2021 Luxembourg; 2022-02-14)
3.25 – Malta: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.26 – Republic of Moldova
3.27 – Montenegro: Number of General Aviation Aircraft by Type
3.28 – The Netherlands
3.29 – Republic of North Macedonia
3.30 – Norway
3.31 – Poland
3.32 – Portugal
3.33 – Romania: Number of Aircraft by Type
3.34 – Republic of Serbia
3.35 – Slovakia
3.36 – Slovenia
3.37 – Spain
3.38 – Sweden: Number of Aircraft by Weight (2015 Sweden; 2022-02-07)
3.39 – Switzerland: (2018-2021 Switzerland; 2022-03-05)
3.40 – Ukraine: Number of Aircraft by Type (2015 Ukraine; 2022-02-07)
3.41 – United Kingdom: Number of Aircraft by Type
Chapter 4: Select Other Aircraft Fleet Data
4.1 – Australia: Number of General Aviation and Regional Aircraft by Category (Coming Soon)
4.2 – Brazil: Number of Aircraft Registrations by Type (Coming Soon)
4.3 – China: Number of Aircraft by Type (2012-2013)
4.4 – Japan: Number of Aircraft by Type (1997-2020)
4.5 – New Zealand: Number of Aircraft by Type (Coming Soon)
4.6 – Singapore: Number of Aircraft by Type (Coming Soon)
4.7 – South Africa: Number of Registered by Type and Certification (Coming Soon)
4.8 – South Korea: Number of Registered by Type (Coming Soon)

  • Source Data: Japan Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT)
Chapter 5: U.S. Pilot and Airmen Certificate Statistics (Coming Soon)
5.1 – Active FAA Certificated Pilots
5.2 – Active FAA Certificated Pilots and Flight Instructors by State and Region
5.3 – Active FAA Pilot Certificates Held by Category and Age Group of Holder
5.4 – Average Age of Active FAA Pilots by Category
5.5 – FAA Pilot Certificates Issued by Category
5.6 – FAA Non-Pilot Certificates

Chapter 6: Airports and Aeronautical Facilities
6.1 – European Airports by Country (2013-2019 European Airports In Excel)
6.2 – U.S. Civil and Joint Use Airports (2010-2020 Airports by State and Territory In Excel)
6.3 – U.S. Airports Ranked by Number of General Aviation Operations at Tower (2018; 2019; 2020)
6.4 – U.S. Airports by Type (1995-2016 Airports by Type in Excel)

Chapter 7: Safety and Accident Statistics
7.1 – U.S. GA Accidents, Fatal Accidents, and Fatalities (1938-2019 (Preliminary) in Excel)
7.2 – U.S. On-Demand FAR Part 135 Accidents, Fatal Accidents, and Fatalities (1987-2019 (Preliminary) in Excel)

7.3 – European Union Aviation Accidents (Coming Soon)